Retroactive Pay October 26th

Please be advised of the following information for ACTIVE workers on Centralized Payroll regarding retroactive money due from the July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2019 contract:


Retroactive Pay

Retroactive checks for back increments and the August 1, 2017 2% across-the-board increase will be distributed on October 26, 2018. These will be separate paper checks, and because there could be several increments owed and the pension withdrawal was different for each year of the retroactive increases, there will be several checks. In fact, if you had many personnel actions over the three years of retroactive money, including promotions, you could be receiving as many as 3 to 10 separate checks. You will have to review the pay stubs of each check so that you understand what they are for. CWA has asked for a spreadsheet of everyone’s retroactive checks. All of the checks will have withholding from them, except that you will not be charged retroactive healthcare deductions.
$650 Max Bonuses

$650 bonuses for people at max have been distributed, however, we are having a dispute with the State about some people who were not provided with these bonuses even though they did not receive increments. CWA has filed a grievance on behalf of everyone who didn’t receive an increment and should have gotten a $650 bonus but didn’t. If you should have received the bonus and didn’t, but you didn’t file a grievance, that is okay– we filed it on your behalf already.
Reviewing Retropay Calculations

When the retroactive checks are received and you have had a chance to review them, we will distribute a process for asking payroll to review any mistakes if you think one has been made. Please do not guess at how to get that addressed. This has been a complicated and difficult process of running the time clock back to get the calculations right we just need to get money in hand and work through each difficulty as it comes up.

In Solidarity,

John Rose
CWA Local 1031

Patrick Kavanagh
CWA Local 1032

Gaye Palmer
CWA Local 1033

Adam Liebtag
CWA Local 1036

Ken McNamara
CWA Local 1037

Shawn Ludwig
CWA Local 1038

Carolyn Wade
CWA Local 1040

Dennis Trainor
CWA District 1 Vice President

Hetty Rosenstein
CWA NJ Area Director


Don’t wait for a tragedy to occur… get CPR trained. Save a life.

The CWA Local 1033 Education & Equity Committee is hosting a CPR and AED Certification Training provided by the American Red Cross for CWA Local 1033 Members and Guests.

Kickoff meeting to discuss the requirements of the certification course and to register for the course will be held at CWA Local 1033 Headquarters, 321 W. State St. Trenton, NJ.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


The course is $30.00 for Members, $65.00 for Guests (payment is due with registration) RSVP by Oct. 12

CWA Local 1033 Education & Equity Committee

CWA Labor Walks start 9/29

CWA Labor Walks

Get out the vote for Andy Kim for Congress!

Join CWA Locals across NJ as we knock on doors of fellow union households in the 3rd Congressional District to urge them to join us in voting for Andy Kim for Congress.

What’s at stake:

Kim’s opponent, Republican Tom MacArthur, an insurance company executive, darling of Donald Trump, was instrumental in reviving the failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. MacArthur was the sole member of Congress from NJ to vote for Trump’s tax cuts for the rich. It’s time we give MacArthur the boot and bring in a friend to working families.

You can make a difference in flipping this seat which will help us take control of Congress away from Donald Trump. Join us in this critical effort and show up to this labor walk!

Saturday, September 29th


CWA Local 1036

26 High Street

Mount Holly


park in the public lots that you will find after turning off High Street and onto Commerce St. Look for the CWA sign in the glass window of the building at the end of the parking lot next to the creek.

Click here for flyer: sept29laborwalkflyer.pdf

BBQ still on for today!

Tickets Available NOW! CWA Local 1033 Members Annual BBQ - September 9th

The Local BBQ is still on for today in spite of uncooperative weather. There will be plenty of covered events and activities along with great food. Dress warm and let’s make the best of a rainy day.

Renewed call for pension reform angers public employee unions | Video | NJTV News

A major recommendation of the Steve Sweeney task force is to cut back again on public pensions. At the headquarters of the CWA in Trenton, that’s not going over so well.
— Read on

Blood Drive Survey – Education Equity Committee

The CWA Local 1033 Education Equity Committee is hosting a blood drive this fall and is in search of volunteers who want to donate and give the gift of life to someone in need.

Please fill out Blood Drive Survey – Education Equity Committee – August 10, 2018 and return to the Education Equity Committee.

In Solidarity!

New Jersey Supreme Court rejected Christie’s job banding rule which implemented far-reaching changes to the state’s promotion process.

VICTORY! Another door closed on a terrible chapter in Christie’s tenure. Today, the New Jersey Supreme Court rejected Christie’s job banding rule which implemented far-reaching changes to the state’s promotion process. Here’s our statement from CWA NJ Director Hetty Rosenstein on the Supreme Court “Job-Banding” decision:

“With the New Jersey Supreme Court today vacating Governor Christie’s ridiculous, infamous “job-banding” rule, we finally close the door on another terrible chapter in Christie’s tenure. Job-banding combined and blended groups of Civil Service titles and then permitted management to subjectively declare that hand-picked employees had achieved “competencies” and could be “advanced” through that range at management’s whims and wishes. Both the Assembly and State Senate passed resolutions declaring Christie’s ridiculous rule not within the intent of the law and declaring it void, but the Christie Administration implemented it anyway. CWA and the legislature challenged the job-banding rule in court and it took years to get to the Supreme Court. The Appellate Court rightfully found that Christie’s rule violated our state’s constitution which requires that promotions be made based upon “merit and fitness” through competitive examination where practicable and vacated the rule, but the Christie Administration appealed. Today, the Supreme Court upheld the Appellate Court’s decision. So ends yet another wasteful and sleazy Christie scheme.”

CWA Local 1033 Members Annual BBQ – September 9th

Tickets Available NOW! CWA Local 1033 Members Annual BBQ - September 9th

Join your Union brothers and sisters for a fun filled day at our CWA Local 1033 Members Annual BBQ Sunday September 9th 2018 at Frogbridge Day Camp 7 Yellowstone Meeting House Road, Millstone, NJ 08510 from 11:30am-4:30pm

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CWA Local 1033 Reading Program Initiative – NEW!!

Brothers and sisters, we are very proud to introduce the CWA Local 1033 Reading Program Initiative

If you are interested or would like to learn more, please click the link above.

In Solidarity!

CWA Local 1033 Next Generation Meet & Greet

Calling all Local 1033 Members under the age of 40!  Next Generation -Our mission is to identify, recruit, and train young CWA members who will serve and strengthen our movement for social and economic justice through engagement in CWA’s core programs, including CWA Strong, Human Rights, Organizing, and Political Action.

We are committed to making sure young workers have the opportunity to bring their knowledge and commitment to the forefront in CWA’s fight for economic and social justice.

If you’re a CWA member who is 40 or under and want to learn and lead, you belong in Next Gen.

Be part of CWA’s future.

Join us for a Next Generation meet and greet September 18, 2018 at CWA Local 1033 Office, 321 West State Street Trenton, NJ starting at 5:00PM.

Contact Misty Lammons for more information.  Cell 609-575-2640 Email: